Saturday, November 10, 2007

Christianist Lies About ENDA

In my op-ed on (, I predicted that the Christianists would be lying through their teeth about ENDA to mislead the "sheeple" as Pam Spaulding accurately calls them. Sure enough, Matt Barber at Concerned [Bitches] Women for America has already begun. Here's Barber's comment (NOTE: in my view, Mr. Barber would not know how to tell the truth if his life depended on it since he is such a pathological liar):
ENDA contains an extremely weak religious exemption which might partially protect some religious organizations but would leave many others — such as Bible bookstores and many Christian schools — entirely unprotected. It would additionally crush individual business owners’ guaranteed First Amendment rights.
“For any religious exemption to pass constitutional muster,” said Barber, “it would have to apply to the individual business owner. The First Amendment guarantees the free exercise of religion. This applies to all individual citizens, not just to a church, religious organization or corporation. ENDA would unconstitutionally force business owners to abandon their faith at the workplace door and adopt a view of sexual morality which runs directly counter to central tenets of every major world religion and thousands of years of history."
Mr. Barber conveniently omits the fact that ENDA applies ONLY to employers with more than 15 employees - a standard I suspect that few small bible bookstores would met. But, never mind. Why let the truth get in the way of your knowingly disingenuous rant. Sadly, I doubt the Main Stream Media talking heads and anchors will challenge folks like Barber on these points since too many "journalists" (1) are too uninformed themselves to ask competent questions and (2) are always letting these liars run their mouths unchallenged.
For a good listing of reactions to ENDA from various groups, see Pam Spaulding's blog here:

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